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From the author of 'Gulf-Diary of the Microchip War'.
This book charts the meteoric rise of Mikhail Gorbachev through the ranks of the Communist Party and covers events during the 1991 August coup that shook the world, and the follow on effects this had on the USSR.

The title reference ‘fall of a hero’ refers in essence to the change of opinion within Soviet society of the m
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Kindle Edition, 3rd Edition
Published January 20th 2011 by Strawberry Hightower Media (first published 1991)
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Mike
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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At the time I read this as a paperback way back in the 1990's there was precious little available on this subject.
I found it quite informative and gave a good perspective of the difficulties Gorbachev faced and conspiracies of those around him grasping at their chances for power.
I realise that these days there may be so many options to read that this title may have become bogged down amongst a mountain of options to read, but I enjoyed it and it's lack of 'personal opinion' from the author, whic
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